Summary: cyka blyat (сука блять) literally means “bitch slut”. But most Russians use it the English use “fuck”, “damn” or “shit”. It is extremely rude to say. As a foreigner you will likely get negative reactions, so don’t say it to Russians – especially if you’re learning Russian. They appreciate it a lot more if you know how to say “thank you” than “cyka blyat”.
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Whenever you hear a Russian person say “cyka blyat”, chances are the following scene comes to mind:
Of course, Russia isn’t like that. But cyka blyat (сука блять) is still one of the most known phrases that people know in Russian. Learn below what it means, how to pronounce it – and if it’s actually a good idea to say it to Russians?
Cyka Blyat meaning/literal translation
Whenever you hear a Russian scream cyka blyat, he’s saying the English equivalent of:
It’s a very rude phrase, and Russians don’t say it in polite conversation. From the Russians that I’ve spoken with, I’d say it’s more rude than any of the 3 meanings written above in English.
Percentage wise, more Russians would never say these words, than English speakers would say the word ‘fuck’.
It literally means: Bitch Slut.
It’s interesting that Russians use Cyka or Blyat on their own to describe people they don’t like. But when you put both words together, you can no longer use them to describe a speciic person.
It has become a quick phrase Russians say whenever they feel frsutration.
How to write it in Russian: сука блять
The reason why the entire English speaking world thinks Cyka blyat is written like this, is because the word Cyka uses in Russian letters that are also in the English alphabet:
cyka (English alphabet) – сука (Cyrillic alphaabett)
Blyat on the other hand, you write completely different:
Blyat (English) – блять
In Russian, блять is usually spoken a bit different than how English people say it. As it ends in a soft sign (ь). this is a letter that is not pronounced. The function of this letter is to soften the letter that comes before it. So if you want to correctly say Cyka Blyat, you should try to soften the ‘t’ at the end of blyat.
Example phrase with cyka blyat
Basically, you can insert these searing words in almost every sentence. If you can add ‘fuck’ in the English translation, you can add cyka blyat to the Russian version.
Сука блядь, иди сюда! (Cuka blyat, idi syuda!) – Fuck, come here!
So mainly, the words are being used to express disappointment, frustration or anger. Otherwise it doesn’t make sense to say them in a phraase.
Should you use this phrase?
I’m going to give it straight to you. No. You shouldn’t use this prase. there are expections, but if you’re non-Russian, and you say this to Russians, they’re not going to appreciate it.
Because everyone already says this. It’s so overused, and Russians have become tired of foreingers saying this to them.
You might think you’re clever and showing that you know some Russian slang. But they’ve heard this a 1000 times before.
Compare it to a foreigner saying ‘see you later alligator’ to you. Yeah, it may sound a bit funny. But you’ve heard this a 1000 times before. It makes the person saying it look pretty ignorant, and it’s just not flattering to say.
There are 1000 times better ways to make a cool impression on Russian people. Cyka blyat is the worst thing you can say.
Even if you’re speaking Russian, it’s better to not swear at all in Russian. Why? Because it sounds very inauthentic. Your level of Russian needs to be really good. Otherwise it just looks as if you’re trying to get attention.
Better learn how to say basic words. Russian appreciate that a lot more.
Not long ago I asked Russians which words they hated most when foreigners say. This was the top 2 what they said:
- cyka blyat
Other Russian mat
Here’s some other Russian swear words (Russian mat), that is interesting to know:
- idi na huy
- Yob tvoyu mat
Best Cyka Blyat Shirts
with all that said, you might want to get a t-shirt with cyka blyat written on. If so, I recommend you get one that has the cyrillic letters on it.
Here are some with cool designs.